View Poll Results: Which digicam in your opinion is the most versatile/adaptable ?

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  • Canon Powershot G3

    36 25.35%
  • Canon Powershot S45

    8 5.63%
  • Nikon Coolpix 5700

    27 19.01%
  • Fujifilm Finepix S602z

    30 21.13%
  • Minolta Dimage 7Hi

    33 23.24%
  • Olympus E20

    5 3.52%
  • Olympux C730uz

    5 3.52%
  • Sony DSC-F717

    17 11.97%
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Thread: Which is the most versatile prosumer camera ?

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    Well the topic said prosumer camera.

    I like 3 of the cameras only

    Minolta 7hi
    Sony F717
    Nikon CP5700


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    In my opinion, Nikon CP4500.

    Swivel lens design for all kinds of shooting angle.
    28mm lens for easily adapting to telescopes.
    2cm macro focusing distance for really close ups (not technically macro yet).
    4X native zoom in a very small form factor.
    A lot of manual control.
    TTL flash synch connector for off-camera flash.

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    Originally posted by beluga
    These kind of poll will never be accurate. The result will more likely show what kind of camera(s) these people who took part on this poll owns. Each will usually say theirs is the most versatile.
    Very true... most people are not able to test all the cameras for a good period of time to determine it's versatality.

    I used to have the Sony 707 and was able to capture almost anything, with the 717 it became more tempting.. in fact, I'm contemplating buying it as a backup to my D100. Disadvantages are size, price & Memory Stick

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    Originally posted by konei


    For all who wrote about price, it is irrelevant. The vote is for the most versatile prosumer camera. So features, flexibility and full user controls are more appropriate. So many on the list are actually not very versatile.
    Unless the starter of this thread states the criteria for what versatility means to him.

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    Originally posted by Evilmerlin
    Where are all the 5700 owners? Come on! You guys know that NOTHING beats the 5700 in the price range!

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    *hands up*

    but i didn't vote for it, actually i didn't vote at all. cos i haven't used any of the other cams, except for the s30 (similar to s45), so it wouldn't be a justified vote.

    actually even between these two (the s30 and cp5700) as a p&s the s30 wins hands down. we both know, the 5700 is one SLOW camera. not to mention batt life.

    but that said, i wouldn't give up my 5700 for anything!! er.. almost anything.

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    Originally posted by jOhO
    [Bactually even between these two (the s30 and cp5700) as a p&s the s30 wins hands down. we both know, the 5700 is one SLOW camera. not to mention batt life.
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    Can explain more, how? Slow, slow in what?

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    Originally posted by Marx
    Can explain more, how? Slow, slow in what?
    eh.. thot u also using one? or rather SELLING one.

    u dun find the autofocus slow meh? esp in low light? then storage times, but i guess that's attributed to it being a 5mp cam (got more bytes to write - could be my flash card too)

    anyway i was comparing it to the s30 so i guess it's a bit not fair, but that's the only other digicam i've used properly.

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    Hi jOhO,

    What are your 5700 settings when you are focusing at low-light? i.e Metering used, AF S/C, AF confirmation On/Off etc..?
    Regards.

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    Originally posted by Marx
    Hi jOhO,

    What are your 5700 settings when you are focusing at low-light? i.e Metering used, AF S/C, AF confirmation On/Off etc..?
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    metering: matrix or centre weighted
    AF: single
    AF confirm: on
    AF area: auto

    eh wat else affects focus? WB on auto.

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    Originally posted by jOhO
    metering: matrix or centre weighted
    AF: single
    AF confirm: on
    AF area: auto

    eh wat else affects focus? WB on auto.
    ok. pls. try this at low-light and tell me if you will notice a difference in your 5700:

    Metering: SPOT
    AF: SINGLE
    AF confirm: OFF
    AF area: OFF?? (not very sure abt this 1, I will check this lunch time), offhand I remember these are my settings, Im at the office now, 5700 at home

    p.s. are you using firmware v1.1 already?

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    Originally posted by Marx
    ok. pls. try this at low-light and tell me if you will notice a difference in your 5700:

    Metering: SPOT
    AF: SINGLE
    AF confirm: OFF
    AF area: OFF?? (not very sure abt this 1, I will check this lunch time), offhand I remember these are my settings, Im at the office now, 5700 at home

    p.s. are you using firmware v1.1 already?
    wah okok thanx man will try for sure!

    AF area as in u can define using the "joystick" (watever u call it that 4 direction arrow button! lol) which of the 5 focus points u wanna use for the AF if u set it to AF Area: MANUAL

    yes using v1.1 liow

    er paisay to topic starter abit OT liow.

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    versitle .... there are many way a camera can be versitle...

    so my definition is - like works well in all situations. including Low Light / Able to have way to extend it's capabilities ( like TC's and External Flashes)


    Actually on that list i think Sony's 717 has the best night time framing technology. It also packs some high Zoom power. i ain't a sony supporter though i don't really like their monopolistic methods. Comes with a zoom ring.

    As for G3 hey it's a canon it r0x... but needs more zoom power. maybe zoom ring or focus ring would be good. so that it will be more versitile.

    how about the fuji 602z fast Af high zoom nice build. but flash wise no TTL , 3MP , 6MP interpolated? ( i an't no fan of Super CCD technology). expensive.

    almost every camera has a flaw.

    the 5700 would almost be perfect if all the full functions of the nikon TLL flashes worked on the camera. high Zoom twistable LCD , nice build , it's a nikon. focus problem at night and ppl say until it's really bad. it would really help if the AF assist on the flashes worked with the 5700 though. i wonder why they don't let it work.

    c730uz... really high zoom power compact not really that fast a camera but it goes around. but being a compact it's kinda hard to have steady aim when you are at 10x zoom. 3MP's ok. olympus noise issuses are always there. ISO 400.

    until now i still haven't found a perfect camera yet... there is awalys that 1 flaw waiting to jump on me ....
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    Originally posted by roygoh
    In my opinion, Nikon CP4500.

    Swivel lens design for all kinds of shooting angle.
    28mm lens for easily adapting to telescopes.
    2cm macro focusing distance for really close ups (not technically macro yet).
    4X native zoom in a very small form factor.
    A lot of manual control.
    TTL flash synch connector for off-camera flash.

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    Originally posted by willyfoo
    Very true... most people are not able to test all the cameras for a good period of time to determine it's versatality.
    agree... and how many ppl will freely admint that the camera that they bought is not the best?

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    Originally posted by munfai
    agree... and how many ppl will freely admint that the camera that they bought is not the best?
    me lar. i always have complaints about the camera i own.



    prosumers aside, i'm quite sure 10d owners have their own complaints.,,

    i'd say to everyone, hey, get used to your camera-cuz there are people using A40s shooting better pictures than you.
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    Originally posted by munfai
    agree... and how many ppl will freely admint that the camera that they bought is not the best?

    I admit that my cam is not the best..In fact, its far from the best...
    But I can't bear to sell of my camera, having grown sentiments with it..and I can't bear to take out another 1k+ for an upgrade..

    Besides..I don't have the skill to justify an upgrade anyway...

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    Originally posted by denizenx
    the C2100UZ most versatile! cheap and good!
    its one of the most expensive 2MP camera!

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    Default Re: Which is the most versatile prosumer camera ?

    OMG. What an aged thread to be digging up.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    s100fs.. the rest cannot make it

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    LOL 5 yr old thread.

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